There are many opportunities for you to get involved in gathering data and observations in your local community or - in this time of social distancing - from your own backyard! Community science programs (also called 'citizen science' programs) are a great way to learn about your local rivers, lands and wildlife, and contribute to a better understanding of our natural world. To learn more about what opportunities are out there, check out the list below (adapted from a 2018 list by K. Mergenthaler & K. Hussey, of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy)!
Below are some projects you can participate in from your home in your community:
Environmental Preparedness & Resilience Empowering People (Oregon State University):http://eprep.oregonstate.edu/ - Participate in a training led by OSU scientists and learn how to take air samples that help communities better understand their air quality. The Secchi Dip In:https://www.nalms.org/secchidipin/ - gather environmentally important information on our lakes, rivers, and estuaries.